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Used Vivax Metrotech VM-850 Locator Set. Stock number: V12

Original price $ 2,900.00 - Original price $ 2,900.00
Original price
$ 2,900.00
$ 2,900.00 - $ 2,900.00
Current price $ 2,900.00

Package includes:

  • Used Vivax Metrotech VM-850 Locator 
  • Used Vivax Metrotech VM-850 Transmitter 
  • Used Transmitter charging cable
  • Used Gator clamp wire leads
  • Used USB cable
  • Used Hard Case


The Vivax Metrotech VM 850 by Vivax-Metrotech is the line locator of choice for many Customers around the world.  In fact, Metrotech has been producing the well-tried and tested Metrotech 850 utility locator for over forty years.  The Metrotech 850 was engineered to provide, accurate, easy locating. It is a favorite among pipe and locating professionals.


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Specifications for locator and transmitter:

VM-850 Receiver

Description Single low-frequency locator receiver
Uses  Locating & pinpointing the position of buried pipes and cables
- High impact thermoplastic (ABS) injection molded housing
- Retractable aluminum antenna tube
Weight 3.1lbs (1.4kg)
Dimensions Collapsed: 22in(L) x 8.3in(W) x 11in(H) (560mm x 210mm x 280mm)
Extended: 31.1in(L) x 8.3in(W) x 11in(H) (790mm x 210mm x 280mm)
Display Type
Black & white TFT 2.7” LCD WQVGA display (400 x 240 pixel)
Receiver Antennas
3 x Peak antennas, 1 x compass antenna
2 x D-Cell alkaline batteries
Battery Life
Alkaline – typically 65 hours continuous use at 70ºF (21ºC)
IP54 and NEMA 4
External Connectors  - 1 x 3.5mm Headphone jack
- 1 x Mini USB socket for software update
- 1 x 4pin Accessories jack
Temperature Range
- Operating: -4ºF to 122ºF (-20ºC to 50ºC)
VM-850 Transmitter
Description Pipe & cable locator transmitter
Designed Use Transmitting active signals for the location of buried pipes and cables
High impact thermoplastic (ABS) injection molded housing
4.1lbs (1.86kg)
14.6in(L) x 4.5in(W) x 3.3in(H) (370mm x 115mm x 85 mm)
Power Options
Internal rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Battery Life
Lithium-ion – typically 40 hours intermittent use at 70ºF (21ºC) (with full backlight turned on). Re-charging cycles approx. 500 times the life cycle. Battery life varies with tempera
IP54 and NEMA 4
External Connectors
- 3-pin XLR connection socket
- Fuse compartment
Temperature Range
Operating : -4ºF to 122ºF (-20ºC to 50ºC)
Storage : -40ºF to 140ºF (-40ºC to 60ºC)
Location Modes
- Induction mode – applies signal inductively using the internal antenna
- Direct connection mode - applies signal directly to the cable by clipping one output lead to the cable, the other to an independent ground
- Clamp mode – applies signal using an inductive clamp (toroid) that is placed around the target cable
* Modes are selected automatically when accessories are plugged in.
* Default mode (no accessories) is induction
Transmitting Frequency by Mode
- Induction mode / Direct connection mode / Clamp mode:
9.82kHz (9,820Hz)
Transmitting Mode Power output In accordance with FCC part 15:
2 watt – in High output level
1/2watt – in Low output level
Maximum Output Voltage
Maximum output voltage = 60V RMS
Maximum Output Current
Maximum output current = 400mA RMS constant power
Output Protection
Output protected against accidental connection to up to 240V AC (50/60Hz)
Audio indication 
- Connection quality – Fast beep sound showing the better signal applied
- Low battery warning
Use pushbuttons to select:
- Power button: On / Off
- Output level button: Low / High
- Audio button: Off / Low / High
Compatible Receivers VM-850, 850 Classic


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